Richmond Plastic Surgeon
14401 Sommerville Court
Midlothian, Virginia 23113 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I had a fabulous experience

Dr. Chen is a wonderful Doctor. He makes you feel so comfortable during the process. I had a breast reduction,tummy tuck and liposuction done at the same time. I would highly recommend Dr. Chen for all of your cosmetic needs.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Wonderful Tummy Tuck Experience

Dr. Chen has been awesome throughout this process. I'm so pleased with my new tummy! At 56, I know there's only so much you can do to make a more youthful outcome, but Dr. Chen did a wonderful job! His staff is very courteous, and answered my many questions. I highly recommend Dr. Chen and the staff at Richmond Plastic Surgeons!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Amazing Doctor with an Amazing Personality!

He is amazing and very professional! Dr. Chem performed my breast reduction in August of this year. As a younger woman, I was very nervous about having a surgery, but he quickly made me feel calm and relaxed. 4 days after the procedure I was able to go on vacation with my family. He was so great I recommended my friend to him for the same procedure and she had hers in October and she was also...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Filler... a God Send to Middle Age Skinny People - Richmond, VA

Dr. Chen is incredibly knowledgable, professional and most importantly excellent at what he does. I have done filler with him and a fat transfer procedure and have been very happy with the results. I would trust him with any procedure and always know I will be in great hands. I Highly recommend him!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

DCIS Diagnosis with Breast Reduction - Richmond, VA

After receiving a diagnosis of DCIS, I was referred to Dr. Chen for a consultation for reconstruction. Since I was a candidate for breast reduction, I was able to have one surgery for the cancer removal and the breast reduction. Dr. Chen worked closely with my breast surgeon to insure I received an excellent aesthetic result. I dropped from a 40G/H to a 38D overnight! Dr. Chen has an...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Very Pleased with Breast Augmentation - Richmond, VA

Dr. Chen is fantastic! I have recommended him to several people and would go back to him for future procedures. He is very professional and caring, and takes the time to make sure you are comfortable with all the details of the procedure. He is an accomplished surgeon and his reputation for excellence is very well known.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Wonderful! - Richmond, VA

I heard about him through a friend that raved about him. I had a great experience with Dr. Chen. The results were wonderful. I will def be seeing him again in the future. He was referred to me by a friend and i will being telling other friends about him. Everyone from the front desk to the back office nurses were pleasant, polite and knowledgable about the products.

46 Nervous and Ready - Richmond, VA

Very good, down to earth bedside manor. Tells you like it is

5 out of 5 stars Ideal Implant

34 Yrs Old (5'5, 126 Pounds), 1 Child, Ideal Implants - Richmond, VA

Dr. Chen was great and I was happy with the time he took in reviewing my sizing options. I felt confident he could handle my surgery and give me the look I was looking for.

4 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Uplifted Me - Richmond, VA

Dr Chen is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him. I felt he knew exactly what he was doing and wanted me to have the best outcome. My overall rating is a 4 out of 5 because I am not sure about the outcome of the underneath the breast but I will update in the months to come.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chen has hospital affiliations at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, Henrico Doctor's Hospital Forest, Chippenham Johnston Willis Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Duke University

    Medical: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Aesthetic Surgery and Microvascular Breast Reconstruction, Dr. James Grotting, Birmingham, AL

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Activities to Avoid After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Congrats on your new abdomen. You will need to take care and watch your activity level following this procedure. Generally, I encourage compression... READ MORE

Not Sure if I Am Supposed to Get Arm Lipo or an Arm Lift? Pictures Included.

Hi, thanks for your post and your pictures. By looking at your pictures the only conclusion that I can come up with is that I absolutely would not... READ MORE

What Doctors Accept Medicaid for Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are still many of us out here who accept Medicaid. The criteria remains the same as with any other insurance. You will need to demonstrate... READ MORE

Procedure to Remove a Large Apron of Fat

Congratulations on losing the weight. An abdominal pannus can be very debilitating and cause hygiene issues as well as difficulty with ambulation. So... READ MORE

Is It True That Fat Cells Will Migrate to Other Parts of Body After Lipo Even if the Person Does Not Gain Any Weight?

Hi cindymd. Liposuction is a process by which fat is removed from various parts of the body with cannulas. There is an overall reduction in the amount... READ MORE

4 weeks post op Brazilian Butt lift. When do I have an idea more or less of what my final results will look like ?

Congrats on your recent surgery. Final results from a BBL are determined by two separate factors. The first one is the resolution of your... READ MORE

What factors determine the cost of a Breast Augmentation?

This is a very common question. The cost variables are as follows:1. Surgeon fees vary by region as well as for the different surgeries ie. augment... READ MORE

Is a TT my Only Option to Tone my Abs Now? (photo)

Thanks for the pictures, they really help illustrate your valuable question. Your pictures show that you have stretched out skin from the pubis to the... READ MORE

I Stop Smoking Cigarettes for 3 Month Now but Still Smoke Weed Will It Effect my Tummy Tuck?

Great job on kicking the cigarettes. Unfortunately, marijuana also has many of the negative effects on wound healing that tobacco does as well. You... READ MORE

BBL in July 2012; Will I Lose More Volume?

Thanks for posting a great question. The answer to your question is tricky. From a fat grafting standpoint, we usually say that the volume of fat that... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chen

Stephen M. Chen, MD has shared 18 before and after pictures with 49 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Stephen M. Chen, MD

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All of the Liposuction Options and Which Is the Best?

Dr. Stephen Chen covers many of the available liposuction procedures available to consumers, noting that Vaser is his favorite and why. WATCH VIDEO

Pregnancy After Breast Augmentation: Next Steps

If you have become pregnant and given birth following a breast augmentation, you may need light revisional surgery. Dr. Stephen Chen explains. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Post-Op: Will I Need To Wear a Bra?

Wearing a bra for a few weeks post-op is usually within the doctor's orders, notes Dr. Stephen Chen. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Candidates: Young and Full or Mature and Natural

Dr. Stephen Chen discusses the two groups he sees most often who are interested in breast augmentation: the younger pre-children crowd who prefer a higher, fuller breast and the post-children crowd who prefer to look more sloped and natural. WATCH VIDEO

Sagging Breasts May Require a Mastopexy

Sagging breasts may require any number of breast lift incision techniques, so Dr. Stephen Chen explains each in detail and when each might be used. WATCH VIDEO

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